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This paper presents an active classroom exercise focusing on the interpretation of ordinary least squares regression coefficients. Methodologically, undergraduate students analyze Brazilian soccer data, formulate and test classical hypothesis regarding home team advantage. Technically, our framework is simply adapted for others sports and has no implementation cost. In addition, the exercise is easily conducted by the instructor and highly enjoyable for the students. The intuitive approach also facilitates the understanding of linear regression practical application.
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